Provisional Irish Republican Army

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Noun1.Provisional Irish Republican Army - a militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Sinn Fein - an Irish republican political movement founded in 1905 to promote independence from England and unification of Ireland; became the political branch of the Irish Republican Army
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
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Nick Bowkett, Bullion Manager at The Royal Mint, said, "We are delighted that since March 2013, our enhanced Britannia bullion coins have been recognized for use within the USA's IRA structure.
Other types of securities-and especially individual MLP holdings-can suffer more burdensome tax issues, making MLP ETNs like MLPN top choices for the IRA structure.
Two of the men had been high in the IRA structure, one of them was in charge of the engineering department while the other was his deputy, he told the committee.
I sometimes wonder if there are renegade groups within the IRA structure who act on their own accord.
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Peter Robinson warned that plans to devolve policing and justice powers to Stormont would be blocked until IRA structures were removed.